Stuart Easton says he is targeting an MCE British Superbike comeback at Oulton Park with the aim of claiming his Showdown spot for the season finale.

The PBM Kawasaki rider suffered a nasty crash in race one of round six at Brands Hatch last month in which he broke his lower left leg and right ankle. Due to the injury the Scottish rider has missed the last two rounds, Brands Hatch where a sustained the injury and Thruxton, and is also set to sit out round eight at Cadwell Park this weekend.

The 31-year-old hopes to be fighting fit for round nine at Oulton Park (4-6 September) and give himself a fair shot at a Showdown place.

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"Things are progressing well and my plan is to race at Oulton Park," Easton said. "The doctors have told me that this is a typical twelve week injury yet we are aiming to come back within six weeks and they don't see any reason why not."

As the rest of the BSB grid prepares for Cadwell Park, Easton is currently fourth in the BSB standings and his nearest rival outside of the Showdown spots is Honda Racing's Dan Linfoot in eighth who is 46 points behind him (Jason O'Halloran in seventh is out with a broken leg suffered at Thruxton).

The PBM Kawasaki rider will be keeping a close eye on the championship standings at the end of this weekend and hopes his closest rivals don't notch up too many points in his absence.

"As bad as it sounds, I'm hoping all my main rivals don't have too much success at Cadwell this weekend as I need to still be in with a shout of the Showdown in the three races at Oulton Park," he added. "I won there earlier this year and it's my favourite track so hopefully we can be on the pace again."

Shane Byrne will be PBM's sole representative at Cadwell Park after Ian Hutchinson's deal ended after competing in three major international road races this year, finishing in his rostrum result at the Ulster Grand Prix.